By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
Sokoto state Police Commissioner, Murtala Usman Mani yesterday said the command has deployed men of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad(FSARS) to ensure the abducted Syrian national, Abdoul Najir is rescued safely.
The expoertriate who works with a construction firm, Triacta Engineering company Ltd was Wednesday kidnapped by unidentified gunmen along Sokoto-Bodinga road during which three police officers list their lives in a cross fire.
Briefing reporters on the development, DSP Cordelia Nwawe, the command’s PPRO denied reports alleging that the abducted victim was killed by his abductors.
” There was never a time we said the the Syrian national had been killed. But we are doing everything humanly possible within our strength to ensure he is back and alive in good health”, Nwawe assured.
According to the image maker, ” we lost three of our men; an Inspector, sergeant and a corporal who died in active service.
” They have been buried according to Islamic injunctions.”
Nwawe explained that the deceased police officers were never attached as escorts to the abducted Syrian, saying that” they were on a conventional patrol duty when they incidentally bumped into the scene which eventually led to their death during exchange of fire.”
The PPRO however, called on the public to be more vigilant and alert to suspicious persons by promptly reporting to the police to track and nip such in the bud.